| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/16/14 at 8:19 am|
I am not sure I buy that Evans' role thisbyear is reflectiven of the real plan. If the plan is to ditch Gordon, this season is just "making it work" while you got the asset you wanted (for perhaps a few reasons) before you could ditch asset you do not....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/15/14 at 12:11 pm|
If you look at MIP awards, the improvement comes in the season awarded or the season before, and it's about an even split.
As a result, I view the MIP awards as more of a media "oops" award, but rather than saying "My bad," they say "Uh oh, Happy learned how to putt."
Lowe's comment seems to s...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/14/14 at 9:11 pm|
I am also thinking along these lines, but I think a youngish big comes first, then fill in the wings with the MLE wing du jour.
Again, just my current mental line of thought. Kicking the tires on it....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/14/14 at 6:26 pm|
Star players are rare. That is why I think they go for a guy that is not quite developed yet. Trade for a guy who they can lock up (rookie or guy early in second deal) to be while Davis grows, then hope that is enough gravity to keep the mass together or maybe go nova.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Stiemsma has been waived, Melvin Ely signed - 42 on 4/14/14 at 6:21 pm|
He had non-Bird Rights, which were very limited. We lost those.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/14/14 at 1:23 pm|
[quote]Teams don't usually trade good bigs on rookie deals. And any RFA bigs that are good enough to go after are probably not realistic targets. I suppose if you put Ryno on the table in a S&T it could work, but I see that as a lateral move. If you add a good 3rd big to AD/Ryno then you have maybe ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Stiemsma has been waived, Melvin Ely signed - 42 on 4/14/14 at 10:36 am|
It was a one year deal.
Fear, you can break the picnic table this year....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/14/14 at 10:35 am|
[quote]Yeah. I guess I am just terribly confused by the Evans move. I like Evans. I like his game, warts and all. I liked the trade because I interpreted it as a move toward a coherent philosophy.[/quote]
I think it was asset. His declining deal makes himnharder to extend if his production remain...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: Stiemsma has been waived, Melvin Ely signed - 42 on 4/14/14 at 10:25 am|
He gets paid, counts against the cap for this season, etc. It is fairly meaningless, all things considered, though it does eliminate an expiring contract that could be used in a post-season, pre-July 1 trade. Likely this means he was not needed for any deals that may be on the burner, so, again, lar...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: I have a feeling we'll get a top 3 pick in the draft. - 42 on 4/13/14 at 12:35 am|
See comment above....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: I have a feeling we'll get a top 3 pick in the draft. - 42 on 4/13/14 at 12:24 am|
They may get a top 3 pick, but the NBA won't be giving anyone that pick. It is assigned via a random process. Thinking otherwise arises out of ignorance of the procedure....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/12/14 at 2:36 pm|
[quote]What truly worries me is they still don't have much of an organizational philosophy that I can discern.
This is exactly what I've been poking on myself. Basically, is this as good as it gets?
I think no. I think we don't see the philosophy clearly partially because of the nee...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/11/14 at 12:00 am|
It did not come off that way. I just wanted to make sure a distaste for Anderson, etc. would not be attributed to me.
Eh, I think quibnles about non-key players are less important. They agree on Davis, Holiday. The rest is is killing time, at least accoding to my current thinking....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/10/14 at 7:31 pm|
[quote]Given Montys comments on Anderson and Evans (and the way Evans has been deployed most of the year), that seems like the plan. I don't think Anderson is untouchable, but I don't agree with his assessment of the Anderson/Davis pair. The defense has been bad with everyone, but Anderson's ability...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/10/14 at 8:31 am|
I am not convinced that his injury changed anything about the plan. If he was in thr plan, this injury could change that, for sure....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Best/Worst Tabasco Sauces - 42 on 4/10/14 at 8:28 am|
Chipotle as an add on, original to spice up while cooking....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: New Orleans/Elmwood area - 42 on 4/10/14 at 7:57 am|
There are a number of better places in the New Orleans area than Shimmy Shack. Miles better. I just think it is one of the better places in the Elmwood area.
Blue tomato is a fun place. I like the torta. Parking can be a chore....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: New Orleans/Elmwood area - 42 on 4/9/14 at 11:41 pm|
[quote]Gotta disagree. I went last week for the first time and enjoyed the atmosphere. The food on the other hand was pedestrian. Not a bad spot for a beer on the patio but don't eat there.[/quote]
Not sure I would say pedestrian. Burgers, simple plates, but you can get quite an interesting spin ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/9/14 at 11:30 pm|
Maybe on Anderson, maybe not.
If he's on track come July, he'll be desired. It'll depend on the deal. ...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/9/14 at 9:49 pm|
Not convinced, but it certainly raises questions about if he can be moved in the short term or for what....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: New Orleans/Elmwood area - 42 on 4/9/14 at 9:43 pm|
Shimmy Shack. Slow but good, so better for dinner.
Friday they have shrimp and grits with blackened catfish....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/9/14 at 9:25 pm|
I have been doing some thinking, and I am currently of the opinion that this team is more fluid in terms of construction than many seem to believe.
I'll be collecting the thoughts more cleanly, but I think the team, as of now, is Jrue and Anthony. The end. Everyone else is fodder.
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/3/14 at 12:48 pm|
Yeah, the C-Deaux is weird....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 4/3/14 at 9:09 am|
Respect the C-Deaux, man....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: No doubt Morrow is going to opt out - 42 on 4/2/14 at 10:25 pm|
He is on a min deal. Unless he is hurt, he will opt out. Any player on a non-contending team in that situation would opt out. What would be the incentive not to do so?
What it takes to keep him depends on the market, almost certainly....
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Recommendation near smoothie king center, nola - 42 on 3/29/14 at 5:21 pm|
I do not watch the show, but there is decent fare at the SKC if time is an issue, as it may be at this point....
| Pelicans Talk|| re: General NBA Links - 42 on 3/29/14 at 5:09 pm|
Drafting. Too often drafting is discussed like it is a game show. Pick an envelope that claims to have X money inside. It may have X, or it may have more, or it may have less. If it is right, no one blinks. If it is more, the selector is praised. If it is less, the selector gets some h...
| Pelicans Talk|| re: 990 am NOLA... Pelicans talk - 42 on 3/27/14 at 12:42 pm|
Agree with 5.
Harder to get, better to give AD max flexibility....
| O-T Lounge|| re: Pitbull attacks, child dies - 42 on 3/27/14 at 12:40 pm|
[quote]pit owners simply will not admit the dog has a mind of its own. actually all dogs do. and pits, DO KILL, and when they do they always say its the owner, not the dog[/quote]
Actually, I think that is a broad generalization.
Dogs should be isolated from situations in which harm, liabilit...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Pitbull attacks, child dies - 42 on 3/27/14 at 11:52 am|
[quote]Causing death is the extreme end result of pits being an inherently bad breed. [/quote]
A bit of a leap.
There are also some huge assumptions about genetics being made here by too many people for them all to have practical training in the matter....